Jaunt /jônt/: Noun: a short excursion or journey for pleasure.
The White Mountain Jaunt will offer an exciting 4-day, three night adventure for young teens, while serving as an excellent introduction to backpacking and wilderness camping for those looking for just a taste of what it’s like! We will spend our time trekking through some of New Hampshire’s remote wilderness where participants will venture out each day to hike in new areas and learn about tracking, wildlife signs, identification and what is happening outside during the busy summer months. In addition, we’ll focus on:
- Wildlife tracking, observation, the art of questioning and identification
- Wildlife homes and habitats
- Field guide work and journaling
- Tracking games
- Summer bird visitors/activity
We will use the White Mountain National Forest Basin Campground as our home base and adventure to a variety of day-long expeditions. Teens will learn how to set up and break down low-impact wilderness campsites, cook meals over open fires, and navigate using maps and the natural features of the land.